by ratmouth - 8/4/12 7:40 AM
I used to own a film SLR but got so tired of lugging around a camera bag full of stuff that I quit photography and disposed of all the equipment. Now, years later, I've discovered digital cameras and some even have zooms of more than 15X. That sounds like the perfect replacement for my old stuff. I know that there are DSLRs too, but that would get me back to carrying a lot of stuff around. Besides, I've read that most people with those cameras seldom change the lenses anyway.
Yet despite all the disadvantages of extra lenses, etc., serious photographers seem to prefer the DSLRs. Why would one put up with all the disadvantages of a DSLR when, for less money, one can buy a compact with high megapixels and high zoom? Is there such a big difference in quality?
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